Resources for Self Selected Reading

 
 
Books for Mini Lessons
 
Cause and Effect
1. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie  (and the the "If you give a ____ a ____"  books.
2. A Chair for My Mother
3. The Three Pigs
4. Come on.  Rain!
5. Miss Nelson is Back
 
Inference
1. Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothes by Judi Barrett
2. Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aradema
3. Nosy Nora
4. The Snowy Day
5. Mean Soup
6. The Kissing Hand
7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Chapter book)
8. Pink and Say
 
Questioning
1. Rasising Sweetness by Diane Stanley
2. A Chari for My Mother
3. The Rainbow Fish
   
Visualization
1. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll
2. Trouble River (Chapter book)
3. Pieces of Another World
4. Because of Winn-Dixie (Chapter Book)
 
Punctuation/Phrasing/Prosody
1. The Little Red Hen
2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
 
Summarizing

1. The Kissing Hand

2. Owen

3. Chrysanthemum

4. The Dog Who Cried Wolf

5. My Lucky Day

6. The Little Red Hen

7. Go To Sleep, Groundhog!

 
Schema/Making Connections (text-to-self, text-to-text, text-to-world)
1. Thundercake
2. Actual Size
3. Come On. Rain!
 
Context Clues
1. Some Smug Slug
2. Go To Sleep.  Groundhog!
3. Thundercake
 
Tune Into Interesting Words
1. Thundercake
2. Some Smug Slug
3. Trouble River (chapter book)
 
Literacy Elements
1. Corduroy
2. The Rainbow Fish
 
 
Professional Reading
 
Reading Essentials by Regie Routman
 
Making the Most of Small Groups by Debbie Diller
 
The Cafe Book, Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser ("the sisters")
 
The Daily 5, Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser ("the sisters")
 
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